# Emphasizing the proportion

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Hi,
There are two variables x and y. I compute a proportion of the x as x/(x+y), and the proportion of y as y/(x+y). I want to emphasize more on the amount of x or y. If x is high then the proportion should be high.
Using the above formulas if x=4229, y= 80, then x proportion = 0.981, when x=4617 and y=91, then x proportion approximately equal 0.981.

I hope I made it clear and I would appreciate any suggestion.

Thanks

Mark44
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Hi,
There are two variables x and y. I compute a proportion of the x as x/(x+y), and the proportion of y as y/(x+y). I want to emphasize more on the amount of x or y. If x is high then the proportion should be high.
Using the above formulas if x=4229, y= 80, then x proportion = 0.981, when x=4617 and y=91, then x proportion approximately equal 0.981.

I hope I made it clear and I would appreciate any suggestion.
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The proportions are, more clearly, the proportion or ratio of x to the sum of x and y and the ratio of y to the sum of x and y. Whichever variable is larger will make for a higher proportion of that variable to the sum of the two variables.